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Houston's Lanier Law Firm Announces New Role for Top Attorney

HOUSTON, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lanier Law Firm, one of the nation's leading trial law firms, is pleased to announce the promotion of Eugene R. Egdorf to Managing Attorney, Commercial Litigation, for the Houston office. His responsibilities will include overseeing all the office's commercial litigation cases while continuing to expand the firm's national presence in sports and entertainment litigation.

Mr. Egdorf is a frequent source for news media on legal issues in sports and has served as counsel in numerous sports-related claims, including the recent landmark settlement with EA Sports and the Collegiate Licensing Co. over the unauthorized use of the names and likenesses of thousands of current and former NCAA student-athletes. He also is a certified contract adviser for the NFL Players Association and the Canadian Football League.

Mr. Egdor's courtroom record includes multiple high-profile verdicts and settlements. He currently is coordinating the firm's litigation against General Motors over faulty ignition switches. Mr. Egdorf also spearheaded the firm's role on the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in the Toyota "sudden acceleration" litigation, which led to a $1.2 billion class-action settlement and individual recoveries for numerous plaintiffs.

"I am very pleased to recognize Gene for his accomplishments as well as his loyalty to our clients and this firm," says The Lanier Law Firm founder Mark Lanier. "Gene brings a record of success and focus that will enhance our firm's overall litigation strategies for clients."

Since joining The Lanier Law Firm in 1998, Mr. Egdorf repeatedly has been recognized among the nation's Top Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers network and the publishers of Texas Super Lawyers. He also holds a top AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the country's top law firms, The Lanier Law Firm prides itself in representing those in need of serious and sound legal representation, whether they are physically injured or in the midst of a business dispute.

With offices in Houston, Los Angeles, and New York, The Lanier Law Firm is committed to addressing client concerns with effective and innovative solutions in courtrooms across the country. The firm is composed of outstanding trial attorneys with decades of experience handling cases involving pharmaceutical liability, asbestos exposure, business litigation, product liability, maritime law, and sports and entertainment law.

For more information, please contact J.D. Cargill at 713-659-5200.

SOURCE Lanier Law Firm

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